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What kind of truck tires can be used for towing? Are mud tires like Mickey Thompson Tires' appropriate for such task?
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Any good tire can be used for towing as long as it is rated for the task weight-wise and ply-wise. Obviously, some tires are better than others.

If you are looking for specific recommendations, you might provide more info such as

Tow vehicle model
Trailer type, weight, enclosed or open
Distances covered while towing
Type of terrain typically driven, like mtns, flat, paved, gravel
Do you tow year round
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Any good tire can be used for towing as long as it is rated for the task weight-wise and ply-wise. Obviously, some tires are better than others.

If you are looking for specific recommendations, you might provide more info such as

Tow vehicle model
Trailer type, weight, enclosed or open
Distances covered while towing
Type of terrain typically driven, like mtns, flat, paved, gravel
Do you tow year round

This is a good start.

One thing right off ... I bought BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 Tires 10 Ply E

265/75-16

97 Ford F250 crew Dana 60 & 80 mostly highway.

Running 60PSI ... then max pressure pulling trailer

Pulling 29' V noise 8K # 20% of the time

Did not last me 35K miles and less on the pulling tire ... rear right
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Currently running a set of Toyo RT 35x12.50-20" on a Super Duty. I've had really good luck with them in snow filled parking lots pulling a 29" foot enclosed. I've managed to make it through while others with smaller trailers got stuck. I've also had really good luck with them on ice and crappy roads but I also had them siped, which I think helps on the ice.
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This is a good start.

One thing right off ... I bought BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 Tires 10 Ply E

265/75-16

97 Ford F250 crew Dana 60 & 80 mostly highway.

Running 60PSI ... then max pressure pulling trailer

Pulling 29' V noise 8K # 20% of the time

Did not last me 35K miles and less on the pulling tire ... rear right

I am in the same boat with the KO2’s (35x12.5x20) on my Duramax: approx 15k miles and only 50% tread remaining. Had real good treadlife with the original Gen 1 KO’s but these new ones are a big disappointment. Probably going to go with Toyo for my next set.
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the toyos work well, but need to be siped for hard snowpack or ice...other wise, they can be slippery..
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Yokohama Geolander A/T g015 tires I put on my truck. Very impressed so far with the wear and snow performance


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What kind of truck tires can be used for towing? Are mud tires like Mickey Thompson Tires' appropriate for such task?
Anyone who runs "mud tires" in the winter, especially towing, needs to have their head checked.

That type of tire is -TERRIBLE- in the snow, period. Especially towing.
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Toyo makes a desent tire but they do horrible on the ice. So horrible ive seen multiple people stuck in snowparks. The best winter tire ive found for hauling trailers is goodyear dudatrac they wear good but bite excellent even in the ice. They are also pre drilled for studs which I run as well.

Tires that wear fast are usually from a lack of rotating and or imbalance issues. My bfg k02 have over 30k on with lots of towing and are still at half tread. My duratracs only have about 6k on them but still look new.
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